Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 6

Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 6

NM Coach-Bill
Nov 13, 2014, 7:23 PM |

I left off in part 5 with this position:

Both sides were oblivious to the mating combination Black has with 36....Qxg2+ 37. Rxg2 Rf1#. It was there next move as well as White was trying to clear the Queening square a8, and Black was trying to hold it, at least for a moment...Black sets up one final mate threat with 38...Rh4. For good measure, White soon misses a mate in one with 41 Qh8#. White finally ends all Black threats and works her way to a simple win.

So there you have it. a game full of blunders and missed opportunities for both sides. A very valuable learning experience for many of you. Again, compare what I present to the current match with Carlsen and Anand. Both sides there are playing to near perfection. Not much for you to learn there really, we can't compete with either of those GMs! The game in this series is full of the types of mistakes and tactics you will encounter as you hone your chess skills. The desired outcome is when you receive a winning position, you make certain you do just that, win it! Against a better player, you had better be certain you press your advantages because he is likely to capitalize on your mistakes if you let your advantage drift away.


I think you for your time. I'll be back soon with more enlightenment on things you need to know to master the game of chess.